In response to this need, the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute announces an Introduction to Specialty Crop Production Workshop for the commercial grower. The one-day workshop will be held Nov. 19 at the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center in Yerington. Cost is $15 if registered by Nov. 11, $25 after Nov. 11. Lunch is included.
Participants will learn what products are considered specialty crops and gain an understanding of the potential for growing and selling these high-value, direct-marketed crops in northern Nevada. Topics will include hoop houses and season-extension practices, viticulture, community-supported agriculture and more. Three local farmers will discuss their successes in specialty crop production.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture will present a session on the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which provides funding to individuals and groups for projects to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. These projects include research, promotion, marketing, food safety, education, product development and more. NDOA staff will be on hand to answer questions.
For workshop registration or details, contact Ann Louhela at 351-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.